Sarcochilus weinthalii F.M.Bailey APNI*
Synonyms: Parasarcochilus weinthalii (F.M.Bailey) Dockrill APNI*
Description: Semi-pendent epiphyte, usually with only 1 shoot; stems 0.5–2.5 cm long.
Leaves asymmetrically ovate to oblanceolate to narrow-oblong, 3–9 cm long, 7–12 mm wide, slightly channelled, not spotted.
Inflorescence 2–7 cm long, 3–12-flowered, semi-pendent; rachis usually longer than peduncle; pedicel plus ovary 3–5 mm long. Flowers not, or rarely ± campanulate; dorsiventral dimension of flower about equal to lateral dimension. Sepals and lateral petals elliptic to spathulate, cream blotched with dull purple or purplish red. Labellum c. 1.5 mm long, a fifth to a seventh as long as dorsal sepal, cream blotched with dull purple or purplish red, glabrous. Column c. 1 mm long, about a third as long as column foot, set almost at right angles to it.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows on rainforest trees, from 400 to 600 m alt.; on coastal ranges north from the Richmond R.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Vulnerable; Commonwealth EPBC: Vulnerable
This species is considered data-deficient by Saving our Species (SoS, DPIE) which means a conservation project cannot be developed for it. Visit their website and contact SoS if you have additional information.
Text by P. H. Weston
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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